Most underrated NFL 2022 training camp action: Buccaneer Tom Brady still stacks up in NFC

Training camps are underway across the NFL, and there’s really no shortage of headlines. between Quarterback competitions And the hold strongholdsSummer should provide plenty of intrigue before the real games start.

But what about topics that don’t get the attention they deserve? Here’s a look at five of the most underappreciated camp stories worth following as teams ramp up for 2022:

Pirates (still) loaded

Mike Evans and Tom Brady


This season, Tom Brady is literally back retired (after a reported flirtation with dolphins), farewell to Bruce Ariane, now going to Super Bowl VIII episode at almost 45, and somehow Bucks doesn’t feel about to be the talk of the town. We’re probably pretty familiar with the clockwork that represents Brady’s march to the watershed, but has anyone looked at a Tampa Bay depth chart lately? Even with Chris Goodwin recovering from injury, TB12 may have the best weapons he has in Florida so far: Mike Evans, Leonard Fournette, Julio Jones, Russell Gage, a Sterling linebacker. If you take a moment to stop staring at West Asia, you’ll quickly realize that the old man and his buddies still stand out as a force for NFC.

Odell Beckham Jr. Still without a team

Odell Beckham Jr.


No, he won’t be available early in the year as he recovers from his AFC Super Bowl rip, and no, he’s not a spring chicken as he approaches the age of 30. cash elsewhere. Once he got out enough of the dark hole that was his last stretch in Cleveland, the OBJ re-emerged as a legitimate outsider, helping fuel the L.A. title. His hands and energy remain intact. If Julio Jones can make as much as $8 million as a by-piece at this point in his career, then surely Beckham can too. Someone would be happy to post it in December.

Glaring Holes on Packers and Raiders

Aaron Rodgers and Randall Cope


It’s only right that they are tied together, what happened with the Green Bay Company shipping favorite Aaron Rodgers Davante Adams to Las Vegas, Rodgers is now mocking Adams’ love affair with Derek Carr. Both teams have high hopes, the Packers look to translate regular season dominance into post-season victory and the Raiders look to justify the price tag. And both may be good; Rodgers, in particular, ensures that at least Green Bay remains in the competition. But will the Packers really start 2022, the final season of A-Rod, with Allen Lazard, Sammy Watkins and Randall Cope as their top veteran recipients? Brian Gutekunst should be using some of his new extra cash to explore any potential last minute trade, right? As for the Raiders, the receiver is no problem now that Adams is in town, but may God rest his soul, will Carr have time to deliver the ball behind his line? His five starts were already questionable after around 2021, then right-back Denzel Judd abruptly retired this week.

Trubisky Coast to Steelers Job at QB

Mitchell Trubesky


Every indication from Pittsburgh so far has been that Mitchell Trubesky, the Bears player who has started all nine games in the past two years, is essentially a lock-up for the 2022 opener under the center as Ben Roethlisberger’s successor. That’s fine, considering he’s been working full time before, unlike freshman Kenny Beckett. Trubisky’s setup is certainly better than it often has been in Chicago; Relying on Survivor Harris, the improved streak and melee defense may actually allow QB to play a spoiler. But the Steelers made Beckett the 20th player selected in the entire 2022 class – on the first day 1 QB they picked since Big Ben himself. Is he really unable to steal a job early? Or was Trubesky an author?

The Staff Behind the Tree Lance Takeover

Tre Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo


Lance was rightly the poster boy for the change in San Francisco, opening camp with the advertised QB1 name while the health-proven but injury-prone Jimmy Garoppolo awaits his passing. His athletic talents should help make the 49ers must-watch TV in 2022. What he didn’t get a lot of pub in, though, is the turnover that has happened on the sidelines this season, specifically in key areas of Lance’s development. As NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” noted this week, San Francisco’s Mike McDaniel, Kyle Shanahan’s right-hand man, didn’t lose at a major training party. He also switched the name of former NFL QB broadcaster and broadcaster Brian Griese, who was not an assistant before, as the Lance QBs coach. That’s a lot of uncertainty there. One name that could come in handy in unlocking the Lance as well: Anthony Lane, the former Chargers coach who essentially replaced McDaniel as the leader of the running game.

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